UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

Form 6-K

 

Report of Foreign Private Issuer

 

Pursuant to Rules 13a-16 or 15d-16 under

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Dated July 1, 2021

 

Commission File Number: 001-10086

 

VODAFONE GROUP

PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY

(Translation of registrant’s name into English)

 

VODAFONE HOUSE, THE CONNECTION, NEWBURY, BERKSHIRE, RG14 2FN, ENGLAND

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover Form 20-F or Form 40-F.

 

Form 20-F x     Form 40-F ¨

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1): ¨

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(7): ¨

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the information contained in this Form is also thereby furnishing the information to the Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

 

Yes  ¨      No  x

 

If “Yes” is marked, indicate below the file number assigned to the registrant in connection with Rule 12g3-2(b): 82-      .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Report on Form 6-K contains the following:-

 

1. A Stock Exchange Announcement dated 1 June 2021 entitled ‘TOTAL VOTING RIGHTS AND CAPITAL’.

 

2. A Stock Exchange Announcement dated 17 June 2021 entitled ‘VODAFONE FOUNDATION AND UNHCR EXPAND CONNECTED EDUCATION PROGRAMME FOR REFUGEES AND HOST COMMUNITIES INTO MOZAMBIQUE’.

 

3. A Stock Exchange Announcement dated 23 June 2021 entitled ‘VODAFONE'S EUROPEAN NETWORK 100% POWERED BY ELECTRICITY FROM RENEWABLE SOURCES’.

 

4. A Stock Exchange Announcement dated 30 June 2021 entitled ‘NOTIFICATION OF TRANSACTIONS OF DIRECTORS, PERSONS DISCHARGING MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITY OR CONNECTED PERSONS’.

 

 

 

 

 

RNS Number : 2063A

Vodafone Group Plc

01 June 2021

 

VODAFONE GROUP PLC

 

TOTAL VOTING RIGHTS AND CAPITAL

 

In conformity with Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rule 5.6.1R, Vodafone Group Plc ("Vodafone") hereby notifies the market that, as at 31 May 2021:

 

Vodafone's issued share capital consists of 28,816,884,728 ordinary shares of US$0.20 20/21 of which 843,796,400 ordinary shares are held in Treasury.

 

Therefore, the total number of voting rights in Vodafone is 27,973,088,328. This figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, Vodafone under the FCA's Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules.

 

This announcement does not constitute, or form part of, an offer or any solicitation of an offer for securities in any jurisdiction.

 

END

 

 

 

 

 

RNS Number : 1654C

Vodafone Group Plc

17 June 2021

 

17 June 2021

 

VODAFONE FOUNDATION AND UNHCR EXPAND CONNECTED EDUCATION PROGRAMME FOR REFUGEES AND
HOST COMMUNITIES INTO MOZAMBIQUE

 

· Instant Network Schools launches in Mozambique to provide nearly 9,000 asylum seekers, refugees and local students with access to quality, connected education.

· One school will serve the Maratane Refugee Settlement, a camp hosting a third of the country's refugees, and another is the biggest secondary public school in Nampula city.

· The programme will support asylum seekers, refugees and Mozambican students who have been disproportionally affected by COVID-19. An estimated 50% of primary age and 60% of secondary age children in the Maratane Refugee Settlement are now outside of the education system.

 

Ahead of World Refugee Day (June 20), Vodafone Foundation and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, have expanded their Instant Network Schools (INS) programme - which supports over 94,000 refugee students and communities in four African countries - into Mozambique. Two new INS, in the Maratane Refugee Settlement and the city of Nampula, will benefit nearly 9,000 students in the 7th-12th grades, 25,000 family members and over 200 teachers.

 

INS transforms existing classrooms into multimedia hubs for learning, complete with internet connectivity, sustainable solar power and a robust teacher training programme. The content is localised and aligned to national curriculums, which supports disadvantaged learners to study core subjects in the classroom, and crucially, increases access to opportunities for both study and future work opportunities.

 

The Maratane Refugee Settlement is located in Nampula Province and hosts one third of Mozambique's 28,000 refugees. As of March 2021, more than 50% of the refugee primary school-aged children in the settlement were outside the primary education system, and more than 60% outside the secondary education system. UNHCR supports a primary and a secondary school run by the Ministry of Education in Maratane Refugee Settlement for both refugee and host community children to promote social cohesion and peaceful coexistence. Vodafone Foundation and UNHCR have also established an INS in a public school in the provincial capital city, Nampula - 35km from the camp. It is the first time that the programme will be situated within an urban public school environment, maximising benefits to refugee and young learners.

 

Andrew Dunnett, Director SDGs, Sustainable Business and Foundations, Vodafone Group, said: "Prior to 2020, refugee children were twice as likely to be out of school as a non-refugee child. COVID-19's onslaught of school closures, health needs, and loss of family livelihoods has exacerbated the risks of refugee children - and secondary school-age refugee girls in particular - not returning to school. Refugee students in Mozambique - where Maratane used to be called the forgotten camp - have faced particularly dire conditions and consequences to their continued safety, wellbeing, and learning."

 

 

 

 

 

Samuel Chakwera, UNHCR's representative in Mozambique, said: "Fostering quality learning in refugee settlements and camps remains a constant challenge as most of the time educational resources are not available in those settings. Through the Instant Network Schools programme in secondary schools in Maratane and Nampula, an innovation hub will be created in the classroom, bringing together education, innovation and protection. I am incredibly proud to see the programme expand into Mozambique where I hope it will have the same success that we've experienced in other countries."

 

At the heart of an INS is a 'school in a box' that includes tablets for students, a laptop for the teacher, a projector, speaker, internet connectivity, solar charging and a library of digital educational resources. The programme was established by Vodafone Foundation and UNHCR in 2013 to give young refugees, host community members and their teachers access to digital devices, resources and tools, including the internet which assist in improving the quality of education in some of the most marginalised communities in Africa.

 

The launch in Mozambique brings the total number of INS centres to 38, with schools already rolled out across the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Tanzania and South Sudan. Vodafone Foundation and UNHCR are committed to expand the programme to benefit 500,000 young refugees and their communities by 2025.

 

An evaluation of existing INS programmes showed a significant positive impact including an increase in ICT literacy of 61% for students and 125% for teachers, and improved confidence, motivation and academic performance by students.

 

Longevity, self-sufficiency and scalability are central to the success of the INS programme. Post-launch, Vodafone Foundation and UNHCR will work closely with the Mozambique Ministry of Education to ensure the long-term sustainability of the programme to 2025, and beyond.

 

- ends -

 

For further information:

 

Vodafone Group
Media Relations
www.vodafone.com/media/contact

 

Notes to Editors

 

Videos and images of people whose lives have been improved as a result of the INS programme can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/vodafonegroup/sets/72157719466187485/

 

 

 

 

 

About Mozambique

 

As of March 2021, Mozambique was host to 27,722 refugees and asylum seekers, the majority of whom are from the DRC (36.8%) and Burundi (32.2%). Mozambique is also host to 668,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs), who are predominantly located in the northern provinces of Cabo Delgado, Nampula, and Niassa. Internal displacement has risen in Mozambique since October 2017, when Cabo Delgado began facing an ongoing conflict with extreme violence by non-state armed groups. The needs are growing rapidly: in March 2021 these provinces had almost five times more IDPs as than the number registered in March 2020.

 

About Vodafone Foundation

 

Vodafone Foundation's strategy of 'Connecting for Good' combines Vodafone's charitable giving and technology to address some of the world's most pressing problems. Established in 1991, Vodafone Foundation is at the centre of a network of global and local social investment programmes. Vodafone Foundation is an independent UK registered charity, registered charity number 1089625. For more information, visit: www.vodafonefoundation.org

 

About Instant Network Schools

 

Vodafone Foundation and UNHCR's Instant Network Schools (INS) programme aims to connect refugee students in a quality digital education and improve ICT literacy and digital skills. Vodafone Foundation and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) have worked together since 2013 to enhance the quality of education in refugee contexts. The INS programme was co-designed by the Vodafone Foundation Instant Network team and UNHCR's Innovation and Education teams leveraging Vodafone's technical expertise and core capabilities. Vodafone Foundation's Instant Classroom - the equipment used for INS - is a digital 'school in a box' that can be set up in a matter of minutes. It includes 25 tablets, a laptop for the teacher, a projector, speakers, 3G modem and a library of digital educational resources. The INS programme has had a significant impact within the schools in refugee contexts by ensuring that refugees, and the communities that host them, have access to accredited, quality, and relevant learning opportunities.

 

About UNHCR

 

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organisation dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for people forced to flee their homes because of conflict and persecution. We deliver life-saving assistance like shelter, food and water, help safeguard fundamental human rights, and develop solutions that ensure people have a safe place to call home. We work in over 130 countries, using our expertise to protect and care for millions of people.

 

 

 

 

 

RNS Number : 7673C

Vodafone Group Plc

23 June 2021

 

23 June 2021

 

VODAFONE'S EUROPEAN NETWORK 100% POWERED

BY ELECTRICITY FROM RENEWABLE SOURCES

 

Vodafone today confirmed that its entire European operations - including mobile and fixed networks, data centres, retail and offices - will be 100% powered by electricity from renewable sources from 1 July 2021, marking a key step towards Vodafone's goal of reducing its own carbon emissions to 'net zero' by 2030 and across the company's entire value chain by 2040.1

 

Vodafone will celebrate the milestone across Europe and raise awareness of its green network with a simultaneous consumer campaign that will include Vodafone's iconic brand turning 'green' across key digital and social channels in 12 markets.

 

In the last year, Vodafone has continued to make significant progress towards ensuring the greening of the company's own activities, whilst accelerating the role that Vodafone's digital networks and technologies play in helping to address climate change. In July 2020, Vodafone brought forward its plan to purchase 100% renewable electricity in Europe to July 2021 from its previous target of 2025 and is committed to achieving the same step-change in Africa by 2025.

 

Vodafone Group CEO Nick Read said: "From 1 July 2021, Vodafone's customers across Europe can be reassured that the connectivity they use is entirely powered by electricity from renewable sources.  This is a major milestone towards our goal of reducing our own global carbon emissions to net zero by 2030, helping our customers reduce their own environmental footprint and continuing to build an inclusive and sustainable digital society in all of our markets."

 

96% of Vodafone's total energy use during FY21 was in the form of purchased electricity.  Following today's announcement, 100% of Vodafone's purchased electricity in Europe is now from renewable generation sources including where Vodafone is a tenant on other landlord's sites.

 

 

 

 

 

Vodafone's Planet Actions

 

Reducing carbon emissions and driving energy efficiency

 

In 2020, Vodafone set an approved 2030 Science-Based Target in line with carbon reductions required to keep global warming to 1.5oc, becoming the first major telecoms operator to follow the emission reduction pathway developed for the ICT sector.

 

During the last year, Vodafone reduced its total Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 30% year on year, to 1.37 million tonnes of CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent), driven by Vodafone's ongoing focus on energy efficiency and an increase in the proportion of renewable electricity purchased in Europe from 33% in FY20 to 80% in FY21.

 

Vodafone's energy use has remained broadly flat during the last year, despite a 47% year-on-year increase in mobile data traffic over the same period from 7,983 petabytes (PB) in FY20 to 11,714 PB in FY21.   This is due to increased use of more energy efficient mobile technology and analytics, including M-MIMO that is approximately 70% more efficient than 4G.

 

Vodafone has invested €65 million during the last year in energy efficiency and on-site renewable projects, leading to annual energy savings of 135 GWh.  Key energy efficiency initiatives have also included sourcing and deploying more efficient network equipment, gradually switching off the relatively less energy efficient 3G network and decommissioning legacy equipment in our core network.

 

From October 2020, Vodafone introduced a 20% weighting for environmental and social criteria when suppliers tender for new work. Vodafone's updated process now examines whether suppliers have environmental policies to address carbon reduction, renewable energy, plastic reduction, circular economy and product life cycle.

 

Vodafone's efforts have been recognised by global environmental non-profit organisation CDP for its decisive actions and transparency on environmental impact, securing a place on CDP's climate change 'A List'.

 

Enabling Vodafone's customers to reduce their own emissions

 

In July 2020, Vodafone committed to helping its business customers reduce their own carbon emissions by a cumulative total of 350 million tonnes globally over ten years between 2020 and 2030 - equivalent to Italy's total annual carbon emissions for 2019.  Most of this saving will be made through Vodafone's Internet of Things (IoT) service, which improves the efficiency of logistics and fleet management, smart meters, manufacturing and other activities.

 

 

 

 

 

The Carbon Trust has calculated that Vodafone enabled its customers to avoid an estimated 7.1 million tonnes of CO2e during FY21, with more than 54% of Vodafone's 123 million IoT connections directly enabling customers to reduce their own emissions.

 

In March 2021, Vodafone became a founding member of the European Green Digital Coalition, which brings together ICT sector companies to work with EU policymakers and experts to drive investment in, and implementation of, digital solutions in action against climate change.

 

Reducing waste and helping to build a circular economy

 

Vodafone has pledged to reuse, resell or recycle 100% of the company's network waste by 2025.  Vodafone has implemented resource efficiency and waste disposal management programmes across every market to minimise the environmental impact of network waste and redundant IT equipment.

 

98.7% of Vodafone's network waste, excluding hazardous waste, was sent for reuse and recycling during FY21, with an overall reduction in network waste year-on-year of 22.5% to 6,307 tonnes from 8,138 tonnes in FY20.

 

In 2020, Vodafone launched an internal asset marketplace that encourages Vodafone's markets to re-sell and re-purpose excess stock or large decommissioned electrical items like masts and antennae. This has avoided over 1,250 tonnes of CO2e, saving more than €10 million in the process. Vodafone is currently assessing the possibility of expanding the solution to partner markets and other operators.

 

Vodafone supports the move towards a fully circular economy for devices sold to customers and has accelerated initiatives to extend the lifespan of devices through repair, refurbishment and resale before encouraging the responsible recycling of devices at the end of their useful life.

 

Most Vodafone markets already operate trade-in and device buyback schemes and repair services to encourage customers to repair or return their old devices.  Vodafone is striving to refurbish and reuse fixed-line equipment multiple times, with significant associated environmental and cost savings.

 

In 2021, Vodafone joined the Circular Electronics Partnership, which brings together leaders across the value chain - from manufacturing, reverse logistics, material recovery, to e-waste management - to drive circularity solutions for electronics.

 

 

 

 

 

In May 2021, Vodafone joined forces with four of Europe's leading network operators to launch a new pan-industry Eco Rating labelling scheme to help consumers identify and compare the most sustainable mobile phones and encourage suppliers to reduce the environmental impact of their devices.

 

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Notes for Editors

 

1.   100% of the grid electricity that Vodafone uses in its European network is certified to be from renewable sources like wind, solar or hydro.  Vodafone has direct Power Purchase Agreements in the UK and Spain.  In Italy, Germany, Ireland, Hungary, Romania, Spain, Greece, Turkey and Czech Republic, Vodafone has sourced Renewable Energy Certificates ('RECs') or tariffs.  In Albania, approximately 67% of electricity consumption is sourced from local renewable sources, and Vodafone has purchased the equivalent of the remaining annual consumption in the form of RECs through our partner in Italy.

 

Data is calculated using local market actual or estimated data sources from invoices, purchasing requisitions, direct data measurement and estimations. Carbon emissions calculated in line with GHG Protocol standards. Scope 2 emissions are reported using the market-based methodology. For the full methodology see our ESG Addendum 2021.

 

For further information:

 

Vodafone Group

Media Relations Investor Relations
GroupMedia@vodafone.com IR@vodafone.co.uk

 

About Vodafone

 

Vodafone is a leading telecommunications company in Europe and Africa. Our purpose is to "connect for a better future" enabling an inclusive and sustainable digital society.  Our expertise and scale give us a unique opportunity to drive positive change for society. Our networks keep family, friends, businesses and governments connected and - as COVID-19 has clearly demonstrated - we play a vital role in keeping economies running and the functioning of critical sectors like education and healthcare.

 

Vodafone is the largest mobile and fixed network operator in Europe and a leading global IoT connectivity provider. Our M-Pesa technology platform in Africa enables over 48m people to benefit from access to mobile payments and financial services. We operate mobile and fixed networks in 21 countries and partner with mobile networks in 49 more. As of 31 March 2021, we had over 300m mobile customers, more than 27m fixed broadband customers, over 22m TV customers and we connected more than 123m IoT devices.

 

We support diversity and inclusion through our maternity and parental leave policies, empowering women through connectivity and improving access to education and digital skills for women, girls, and society at large. We are respectful of all individuals, irrespective of race, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, belief, culture or religion.

 

 

 

 

 

Vodafone is also taking significant steps to reduce our impact on our planet by reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2025 and becoming net zero by 2040, purchasing 100% of our electricity from renewable sources by 2025 and by July 2021 in Europe, and reusing, reselling or recycling 100% of our redundant network equipment.

 

For more information, please visit www.vodafone.com, follow us on Twitter at @VodafoneGroup or connect with us on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/vodafone.

 

RNS Number : 6773D

Vodafone Group Plc

30 June 2021

 

VODAFONE GROUP PLC

(the "Company")

 

NOTIFICATION OF TRANSACTIONS OF DIRECTORS, PERSONS DISCHARGING MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITY OR CONNECTED PERSONS

 

Acquisition of shares

 

The below individuals acquired shares under the Vodafone Global Incentive Plan. The vesting of the share awards was conditional on continued employment with the Vodafone Group and on the satisfaction of the performance conditions approved by the Remuneration Committee.  For further details of the Global Incentive Plan, please see the Company's 2021 Annual Report, available at www.vodafone.com/ar2021.

 

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
a) Name Nick Read
2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status Vodafone Group Chief Executive Officer
b) Initial notification/ Amendment Initial notification
3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Vodafone Group Plc
b) LEI 549300MSQV80HSATBG53
4 Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted
a) Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument and identification code Ordinary shares of US$0.20 20/21 each in Vodafone Group Plc (ISIN: GB00BH4HKS39)  
b) Nature of the transaction

Vesting of conditional award of shares subject to performance conditions under the Global Incentive Plan (1).

Sale of shares to satisfy tax withholding obligations (2).

Additional sale of shares (3).

c) Price(s) and volume(s)          
        Price(s) Volume(s)  
      (1) GBP nil 733,953  
      (2) GBP 1.209775 346,515  
      (3) GBP 1.220662 193,719  
             

d) Aggregated information:  volume, Price

Aggregated volume of shares acquired (1): 733,953 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares acquired (1): GBP nil

 

Aggregated volume of shares sold (2): 346,515 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares sold (2): GBP 419,205.18

 

Aggregated volume of shares sold (3): 193,719 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares sold (3): GBP 236,465.42

e) Date of the transaction

2021-06-28 (1 and 2)

2021-06-29 (3)

f) Place of the transaction London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

 

 

 

 

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
a) Name Margherita Della Valle
2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status Vodafone Group Chief Financial Officer
b) Initial notification/ Amendment Initial notification
3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Vodafone Group Plc
b) LEI 549300MSQV80HSATBG53
4 Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted
a) Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument and identification code Ordinary shares of US$0.20 20/21 each in Vodafone Group Plc (ISIN: GB00BH4HKS39)  
b) Nature of the transaction

Vesting of conditional award of shares subject to performance conditions under the Global Incentive Plan.

Sale of shares to satisfy tax withholding obligations.

c) Price(s) and volume(s)        
      Price(s) Volume(s)  
      GBP nil 446,754  
      GBP 1.209775 210,922  
           

d) Aggregated information:  volume, Price

Aggregated volume of shares acquired: 446,754 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares acquired: GBP nil

 

Aggregated volume of shares sold: 210,922 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares sold: GBP 255,168.16

e) Date of the transaction 2021-06-28
f) Place of the transaction London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

  

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
a) Name Hannes Ametsreiter
2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status Vodafone Germany Chief Executive Officer
b) Initial notification/ Amendment Initial notification
3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Vodafone Group Plc
b) LEI 549300MSQV80HSATBG53
4 Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted
a) Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument and identification code Ordinary shares of US$0.20 20/21 each in Vodafone Group Plc (ISIN: GB00BH4HKS39)  
b) Nature of the transaction

Vesting of conditional award of shares subject to performance conditions under the Global Incentive Plan.

Sale of shares to satisfy tax withholding obligations.

c) Price(s) and volume(s)        
      Price(s) Volume(s)  
      GBP nil 556,453  
      GBP 1.209775 288,006  
           

d) Aggregated information:  volume, Price

Aggregated volume of shares acquired: 556,453 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares acquired: GBP nil

 

Aggregated volume of shares sold: 288,006 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares sold: GBP 348,422.46

e) Date of the transaction 2021-06-28
f) Place of the transaction London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

 

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
a) Name Aldo Bisio
2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status Vodafone Italy Chief Executive Officer
b) Initial notification/ Amendment Initial notification
3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Vodafone Group Plc
b) LEI 549300MSQV80HSATBG53
4 Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted
a) Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument and identification code Ordinary shares of US$0.20 20/21 each in Vodafone Group Plc (ISIN: GB00BH4HKS39)  
b) Nature of the transaction

Vesting of conditional award of shares subject to performance conditions under the Global Incentive Plan.

Sale of shares to satisfy tax withholding obligations.

c) Price(s) and volume(s)        
      Price(s) Volume(s)  
      GBP nil 460,454  
      GBP 1.209775 224,162  
           

d) Aggregated information:  volume, Price

Aggregated volume of shares acquired: 460,454 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares acquired: GBP nil

 

Aggregated volume of shares sold: 224,162 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares sold: GBP 271,185.58

e) Date of the transaction 2021-06-28
f) Place of the transaction London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

 

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
a) Name Colman Deegan
2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status Vodafone Spain Chief Executive Officer
b) Initial notification/ Amendment Initial notification
3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Vodafone Group Plc
b) LEI 549300MSQV80HSATBG53
4 Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted
a) Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument and identification code Ordinary shares of US$0.20 20/21 each in Vodafone Group Plc (ISIN: GB00BH4HKS39)  
b) Nature of the transaction

Vesting of performance and retention shares as part of the Global Long Term Incentive (GLTI) and Global Long Term Retention (GLTR) plans for Senior Leadership Team members.

Sale of shares to satisfy tax withholding obligations.

c) Price(s) and volume(s)        
      Price(s) Volume(s)  
      GBP nil 367,137  
      GBP 1.209775 173,334  
           

d) Aggregated information:  volume, Price

Aggregated volume of shares acquired: 367,137 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares acquired: GBP nil

 

Aggregated volume of shares sold: 173,334 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares sold: GBP 209,695.14

e) Date of the transaction 2021-06-28
f) Place of the transaction London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

 

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
a) Name Ahmed Essam Aboushelbaya
2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status Vodafone UK Chief Executive Officer
b) Initial notification/ Amendment Initial notification
3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Vodafone Group Plc
b) LEI 549300MSQV80HSATBG53
4 Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted
a) Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument and identification code Ordinary shares of US$0.20 20/21 each in Vodafone Group Plc (ISIN: GB00BH4HKS39)  
b) Nature of the transaction

Vesting of conditional award of shares subject to performance conditions under the Global Incentive Plan. 

Sale of shares to satisfy tax withholding obligations.

c) Price(s) and volume(s)        
  Price(s) Volume(s)  
      GBP nil 254,072  
      GBP 1.209775 119,953  
           

d) Aggregated information:  volume, Price

Aggregated volume of shares acquired: 254,072 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares acquired: GBP nil

 

Aggregated volume of shares sold: 119,953 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares sold: GBP 145,116.14

e) Date of the transaction 2021-06-28
f) Place of the transaction London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

 

 

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
a) Name Alexandre Froment-Curtil
2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status Vodafone Group Chief Commercial Officer
b) Initial notification/ Amendment Initial notification
3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Vodafone Group Plc
b) LEI 549300MSQV80HSATBG53
4 Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted
a) Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument and identification code Ordinary shares of US$0.20 20/21 each in Vodafone Group Plc (ISIN: GB00BH4HKS39)  
b) Nature of the transaction

Vesting of performance and retention shares as part of the Global Long Term Incentive (GLTI) and Global Long Term Retention (GLTR) plans for Senior Leadership Team members.

Sale of shares to satisfy tax withholding obligations.

c) Price(s) and volume(s)        
  Price(s) Volume(s)  
      GBP nil 253,845  
      GBP 1.209775 119,846  
           

d) Aggregated information:  volume, Price

Aggregated volume of shares acquired: 253,845 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares acquired: GBP nil

 

Aggregated volume of shares sold: 119,846 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares sold: GBP 144,986.69

e) Date of the transaction 2021-06-28
f) Place of the transaction London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

 

 

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
a) Name Shameel Joosub
2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status Vodacom Group Chief Executive Officer
b) Initial notification/ Amendment Initial notification
3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Vodafone Group Plc
b) LEI 549300MSQV80HSATBG53
4 Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted
a) Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument and identification code Ordinary shares of US$0.20 20/21 each in Vodafone Group Plc (ISIN: GB00BH4HKS39)  
b) Nature of the transaction Vesting of conditional award of shares subject to performance conditions under the Global Incentive Plan.

c) Price(s) and volume(s)        
  Price(s) Volume(s)  
      GBP nil 89,134  
           

d) Aggregated information:  volume, Price

Aggregated volume of shares acquired: 89,134 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares acquired: GBP nil

e) Date of the transaction 2021-06-28
f) Place of the transaction London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

 

 

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
a) Name Rosemary Martin
2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status Vodafone Group General Counsel and Company Secretary
b) Initial notification/ Amendment Initial notification
3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Vodafone Group Plc
b) LEI 549300MSQV80HSATBG53
4 Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted
a) Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument and identification code Ordinary shares of US$0.20 20/21 each in Vodafone Group Plc (ISIN: GB00BH4HKS39)  
b) Nature of the transaction

Vesting of conditional award of shares subject to performance conditions under the Global Incentive Plan.

Sale of shares to satisfy tax withholding obligations.

c) Price(s) and volume(s)        
  Price(s) Volume(s)  
      GBP nil 297,380  
      GBP 1.209775 140,400  
           

d) Aggregated information:  volume, Price

Aggregated volume of shares acquired: 297,380 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares acquired: GBP nil

 

Aggregated volume of shares sold: 140,400 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares sold: GBP 169,852.41

e) Date of the transaction 2021-06-28
f) Place of the transaction London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

 

 

 

 

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
a) Name Joakim Reiter
2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status Vodafone Group External and Corporate Affairs Officer
b) Initial notification/ Amendment Initial notification
3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Vodafone Group Plc
b) LEI 549300MSQV80HSATBG53
4 Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted
a) Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument and identification code Ordinary shares of US$0.20 20/21 each in Vodafone Group Plc (ISIN: GB00BH4HKS39)  
b) Nature of the transaction

Vesting of conditional award of shares subject to performance conditions under the Global Incentive Plan.

Sale of shares to satisfy tax withholding obligations.

c) Price(s) and volume(s)        
  Price(s) Volume(s)  
      GBP nil 195,567  
      GBP 1.209775 92,332  
           

d) Aggregated information:  volume, Price

Aggregated volume of shares acquired: 195,567 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares acquired: GBP nil

 

Aggregated volume of shares sold: 92,332 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares sold: GBP 111,700.95

e) Date of the transaction 2021-06-28
f) Place of the transaction London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

 

 

 

 

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
a) Name Serpil Timuray
2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status Vodafone Chief Executive Officer Europe Cluster
b) Initial notification/ Amendment Initial notification
3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Vodafone Group Plc
b) LEI 549300MSQV80HSATBG53
4 Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted
a) Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument and identification code Ordinary shares of US$0.20 20/21 each in Vodafone Group Plc (ISIN: GB00BH4HKS39)  
b) Nature of the transaction

Vesting of conditional award of shares subject to performance conditions under the Global Incentive Plan.

Sale of shares to satisfy tax withholding obligations.

c) Price(s) and volume(s)        
  Price(s) Volume(s)  
      GBP nil 317,590  
      GBP 1.209775 79,160  
           

d) Aggregated information:  volume, Price

Aggregated volume of shares acquired: 317,590 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares acquired: GBP nil

 

Aggregated volume of shares sold: 79,160 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares sold: GBP 95,765.79

e) Date of the transaction 2021-06-28
f) Place of the transaction London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

 

 

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
a) Name Johan Wibergh
2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status Vodafone Group Technology Officer
b) Initial notification/ Amendment Initial notification
3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Vodafone Group Plc
b) LEI 549300MSQV80HSATBG53
4 Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted
a) Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument and identification code Ordinary shares of US$0.20 20/21 each in Vodafone Group Plc (ISIN: GB00BH4HKS39)  
b) Nature of the transaction

Vesting of conditional award of shares subject to performance conditions under the Global Incentive Plan.

Sale of shares to satisfy tax withholding obligations.

c) Price(s) and volume(s)        
  Price(s) Volume(s)  
      GBP nil 294,493  
      GBP 1.209775 139,037  
           

d) Aggregated information:  volume, Price

Aggregated volume of shares acquired: 294,493 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares acquired: GBP nil

 

Aggregated volume of shares sold: 139,037 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares sold: GBP 168,203.49

e) Date of the transaction 2021-06-28
f) Place of the transaction London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

 

 

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
a) Name Leanne Wood
2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status Vodafone Group Chief Human Resources Officer
b) Initial notification/ Amendment Initial notification
3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Vodafone Group Plc
b) LEI 549300MSQV80HSATBG53
4 Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted
a) Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument and identification code Ordinary shares of US$0.20 20/21 each in Vodafone Group Plc (ISIN: GB00BH4HKS39)  
b) Nature of the transaction

Vesting of conditional award of shares subject to performance conditions under the Global Incentive Plan.

Sale of shares to satisfy tax withholding obligations.

c) Price(s) and volume(s)        
  Price(s) Volume(s)  
      GBP nil 470,813  
      GBP 1.209775 222,281    
           

d) Aggregated information:  volume, Price

Aggregated volume of shares acquired: 470,813 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares acquired: GBP nil

 

Aggregated volume of shares sold: 222,281 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares sold: GBP 268,910.00

e) Date of the transaction 2021-06-28
f) Place of the transaction London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

 

 

Acquisition of shares

 

The below individuals acquired shares under the Vodafone Global Incentive Plan. The conditional share award was granted on 26 June 2019 by the Company and vesting of the award was conditional on continued employment with the Vodafone Group.

 

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
a) Name Rosemary Martin
2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status Vodafone Group General Counsel and Company Secretary
b) Initial notification/ Amendment Initial notification
3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Vodafone Group Plc
b) LEI 549300MSQV80HSATBG53
4 Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted
a) Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument and identification code Ordinary shares of US$0.20 20/21 each in Vodafone Group Plc (ISIN: GB00BH4HKS39)  
b) Nature of the transaction

Vesting of retention shares under the Global Long Term Retention (GLTR) plan.

Sale of shares to satisfy tax withholding obligations.

c) Price(s) and volume(s)        
  Price(s) Volume(s)  
      GBP nil 236,505  
      GBP 1.209775 111,659  
           

d) Aggregated information:  volume, Price

Aggregated volume of shares acquired: 236,505 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares acquired: GBP nil

 

Aggregated volume of shares sold: 111,659 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares sold: GBP 135,082.27

e) Date of the transaction 2021-06-28
f) Place of the transaction London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

  

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
a) Name Joakim Reiter
2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status Vodafone Group External and Corporate Affairs Officer
b) Initial notification/ Amendment Initial notification
3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Vodafone Group Plc
b) LEI 549300MSQV80HSATBG53
4 Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted
a) Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument and identification code Ordinary shares of US$0.20 20/21 each in Vodafone Group Plc (ISIN: GB00BH4HKS39)  
b) Nature of the transaction

Vesting of retention shares under the Global Long Term Retention (GLTR) plan.

Sale of shares to satisfy tax withholding obligations.

c) Price(s) and volume(s)        
  Price(s) Volume(s)  
      GBP nil 172,310  
      GBP 1.209775 81,352  
           

d) Aggregated information:  volume, Price

Aggregated volume of shares acquired: 172,310 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares acquired: GBP nil

 

Aggregated volume of shares sold: 81,352 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares sold: GBP 98,417.62

e) Date of the transaction 2021-06-28
f) Place of the transaction London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

 

Purchase of shares

 

The below individuals purchased shares on 28 June 2021. The individuals increased their shareholding levels as part of their requirements under the Vodafone Global Incentive Plan and/or annual bonus deferral arrangements.  For further details of the Vodafone Global Incentive Plan, please see the Company's 2021 Annual Report, available at www.vodafone.com/ar2021.

 

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
a) Name Margherita Della Valle
2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status Vodafone Group Chief Financial Officer
b) Initial notification/ Amendment Initial notification
3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Vodafone Group Plc
b) LEI 549300MSQV80HSATBG53
4 Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted
a) Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument and identification code Ordinary shares of US$0.20 20/21 each in Vodafone Group Plc (ISIN: GB00BH4HKS39)  
b) Nature of the transaction

Purchase of shares in connection with the Vodafone annual bonus deferral arrangements.

c) Price(s) and volume(s)        
  Price(s) Volume(s)  
      GBP 1.216200 93,831  
           

d) Aggregated information:  volume, Price

Aggregated volume: 93,831 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price: GBP 114,117.26 

e) Date of the transaction 2021-06-28
f) Place of the transaction London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

 

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
a) Name Ahmed Essam Aboushelbaya
2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status Vodafone UK Chief Executive Officer
b) Initial notification/ Amendment Initial notification
3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Vodafone Group Plc
b) LEI 549300MSQV80HSATBG53
4 Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted
a) Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument and identification code Ordinary shares of US$0.20 20/21 each in Vodafone Group Plc (ISIN: GB00BH4HKS39)  
b) Nature of the transaction

Purchase of shares in connection with the Vodafone annual bonus deferral arrangements and the Vodafone Global Incentive Plan.

c) Price(s) and volume(s)        
  Price(s) Volume(s)  
      GBP 1.216200 80,684  
           

d) Aggregated information:  volume, Price

Aggregated volume: 80,684 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price: GBP 98,127.88 

e) Date of the transaction 2021-06-28
f) Place of the transaction London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

 

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
a) Name Alexandre Froment-Curtil
2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status Vodafone Group Chief Commercial Officer
b) Initial notification/ Amendment Initial notification
3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Vodafone Group Plc
b) LEI 549300MSQV80HSATBG53
4 Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted
a) Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument and identification code Ordinary shares of US$0.20 20/21 each in Vodafone Group Plc (ISIN: GB00BH4HKS39)  
b) Nature of the transaction

Purchase of shares in connection with the Vodafone annual bonus deferral arrangements.

c) Price(s) and volume(s)        
  Price(s) Volume(s)  
      GBP 1.216200 51,020  
           

d) Aggregated information:  volume, Price

Aggregated volume: 51,020 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price: GBP 62,050.52 

e) Date of the transaction 2021-06-28
f) Place of the transaction London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

 

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
a) Name Vinod Kumar
2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status Vodafone Business Chief Executive Officer
b) Initial notification/ Amendment Initial notification
3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Vodafone Group Plc
b) LEI 549300MSQV80HSATBG53
4 Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted
a) Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument and identification code Ordinary shares of US$0.20 20/21 each in Vodafone Group Plc (ISIN: GB00BH4HKS39)  
b) Nature of the transaction

Purchase of shares in connection with the Vodafone annual bonus deferral arrangements.

c) Price(s) and volume(s)        
  Price(s) Volume(s)  
      GBP 1.216200 72,247  
           

d) Aggregated information:  volume, Price

Aggregated volume: 72,247 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price: GBP 87,866.80 

e) Date of the transaction 2021-06-28
f) Place of the transaction London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

 

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
a) Name Joakim Reiter
2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status Vodafone Group External and Corporate Affairs Officer
b) Initial notification/ Amendment Initial notification
3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Vodafone Group Plc
b) LEI 549300MSQV80HSATBG53
4 Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted
a) Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument and identification code Ordinary shares of US$0.20 20/21 each in Vodafone Group Plc (ISIN: GB00BH4HKS39)  
b) Nature of the transaction

Purchase of shares in connection with the Vodafone annual bonus deferral arrangements and the Vodafone Global Incentive Plan.

c) Price(s) and volume(s)        
  Price(s) Volume(s)  
      GBP 1.216200 113,474  
           

d) Aggregated information:  volume, Price

Aggregated volume: 113,474 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price: GBP 138,007.08

 

e) Date of the transaction 2021-06-28
f) Place of the transaction London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorised.

 

    VODAFONE GROUP
    PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY
    (Registrant)
     
     
Dated: July 1, 2021   By: /s/ R E S MARTIN
      Name: Rosemary E S Martin
      Title: Group General Counsel and Company Secretary

 

 

 

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